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What should this building become?

Plan the future of the historic bank building at the Cottage Grove Green Line station

John Morris / ChicagoPatterns.com

Change is coming to the vacant bank building at the Cottage Grove Green Line station. Define it.

Join fellow community members and a team of development professionals to create specific, realistic, community-based plans for the property at 6300 S. Cottage Grove Ave.

The Metropolitan Planning Council (MPC), in partnership with the Cook County Land Bank, coordinated and facilitated a series of three workshops in Woodlawn that collected resident input for the redevelopment of the vacant building. Earlier this year, the Cook County Land Bank acquired this property through the scavenger sale. 

Need more context? Want to catch up? Dig into these educational materials

The following resources will educate you about the site and what's been discussed at community meetings to this point. 

A sample from our informative 18-page packet, offering background on the site, equitable transit-oriented development, zoning, etc.

The meetings were held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 30, Tuesday, Feb. 6 and Tuesday, Feb. 20 at Harris Park, 6200 S. Drexel. 

These meetings are part of a Corridor Development Initiative, a participatory planning process that allows communities to proactively plan for real-world development scenarios. This three-part planning process helps residents understand issues such as density, affordable housing and the true cost of development, while creating a set of priorities to guide community leaders as they plan for future development in their neighborhoods.

The Metropolitan Planning Council is a Chicago-based non-profit that focuses on urban planning and policy challenges in the greater Chicago region.

The Cook County Land Bank Authority acquires, holds, and transfers interest in real property throughout Cook County to: promote redevelopment and reuse of vacant, abandoned, foreclosed or tax-delinquent properties; support targeted efforts to stabilize neighborhoods; stimulate residential, commercial and industrial development.

Hosted by the Metropolitan Planning Council and the Cook County Land Bank Authority. To confirm your attendance or with general questions, contact Sawyer Middeleer at 312.863.6024 or smiddeleer@metroplanning.org

MPC thanks our partners at the Cook County Land Bank Authority and the Chicago Park District for helping us make this initiative possible.

MPC thanks its funders who generously support this work.


CDI, ETOD, planning, Woodlawn


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